Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” “Rogue One,” “Casino Royale”) is set to star in Swedish director Jonas Akerlund’s action-thriller “Polar” based on the Victor Santos-penned Dark Horse graphic novel.
Mikkelsen will play Duncan Vizla, aka the Black Kaiser, the world’s top assassin who is retiring when his former employer marks him as a liability. Against his will, he soon finds himself being hunted by an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
Having no choice but to return to the shadowy life he thought he’d left behind, he must use his arsenal of deadly skills to outsmart his enemies and protect an innocent woman.
Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg will produce. Mister Smith Entertainment is set to sell the project at the upcoming American Film Market.